Block Print Pattern Making
September 29, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Part One is September 29th from 7:00-9:00pm
Part Two is October 1st from 7:00-9:00pm
In this two part workshop, students will learn how to create patterns with block printing. We will learn basic linoleum cutting and printing techniques. It is a very fun way of printing at home, and can be used on different surfaces including paper and fabric. Participants should come to the first meeting with a prepared image/object to be used for printing. Materials should be procured prior to the first class. Live demonstrations and work time will be delivered via Zoom, and students will have one week to follow up with techinical questions for the instructor via email. Our online classroom environment is welcome to all skill levels, and this course is perfect for beginners, as well as more practiced artists who wish to learn something new. Supplies needed include wood carving tools (we suggest https://www.dickblick.com/products/speedball-deluxe-block-printing-kit/), any type of fine art paper, and body lotion. This online class requires students to have a device to join the class with reliable internet access.
About the Instructor
Evgenia Kim is a multidisciplinary artist. Originally from Uzbekistan, Kim resided in Moscow and Nashville, TN and currently lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. From books to a large installations, she uses her background and cultural upbringing to explore ideas of nostalgia, displacement and cultural belonging. Kim received her MFA in Painting and Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA in 2019 and MFA in Painting from Moscow State Regional University, Russia in 2012.
$30 Community / $60 Cost of Workshop / $90 Sponsor
In an effort to keep workshops accessible to as many as possible, while compensating our instructors fairly and covering Soapbox costs, we’re pleased to offer a sliding scale. Our “Cost of Workshop” rate is the real cost of our workshop, and we need most people to register at this rate to run the workshop. For those who are able, please consider selecting the “Sponsor” rate to allow someone who cannot afford the real cost to participate. If you are someone experiencing hardship, please register at the “Community” rate. In evaluating where you fall on the scale, we ask you to consider the difference between sacrifice (making trade-offs in my discretionary spending) vs. hardship (paying full cost for this workshop prevents me from meeting basic needs). For further guidance and information, visit http://www.phillysoapbox.org/sliding-scale/.